Friday, August 22, 2014

Some great artwork at bargain prices for the Holidays!

I've been cleaning out my studio and realized I had a stash of matted artwork that I had brought to several art fairs, but had forgotten about. Now I want to clean them out and fill the space with new pieces. So I'm having a big sale on my Etsy site for early christmas shoppers! I'll be adding more pieces through next week. These are all quality archival giclees, that are matted in nice double thick or double piece mats, and wrapped in clear cello bags. Check them out and get your shopping done early! Click on the Etsy store items on the right hand column of my blog!

New Learn to Draw Class begins September 2, 2014, Colored Pencil Class starts September 4, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Illustration Friday theme is "Journey"

I drew this in pencil. An odd journey, don't you think? I'm a bit odd, being an artist an all ;)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MeetUp Plein Aire drawing

I met some new artists last weekend at a MeetUp at Smolak Farms, in Boxfod, MA. I chose this cool rock wall and tree, mostly because it was in the shade! I worked on it for about three hours using Stadler pens, and some Copic gray markers in warm and cool greys. Wish I had even more gra
ys as those rocks were all types of colors, green grays and cool grays. One of these days I will purchase a whole set of grays!

I am also accepting people for private art lessons at Seacoast Artist Association, when I can fit them in. I will be offering 4 regular classes including Learn to Draw I, Intermediate Drawing II, Colored Pencil, and Pastel Painting for Beginners: Flowers, in September and October. Let me know if you are interested! Each class is 3 hours with a shot break, and they run for 5 weeks.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Painting with pastels

I've been teaching a pastel class and loving every minute of it. We are working on Colorfix sanded paper which I also use with colored pencils. It's a beautiful rough surface and both mediums go down easily on it. Below is a mountain image I got from that we are working on. I had the students draw in the main shapes and dark areas in soft vine charcoal. They are amazed the pastel goes right over it without becoming muddy. It is kind of magical! Then they add the basic background shapes in color. We are use both soft and hard pastels. Last step is adding in small details and touchup around the sky and mountain edges.

We'll I'm on my Ipad and blogger won't allow me to add photos from my photos or iPhoto so I'll add them when I get home. 

Monday, April 28, 2014


New May Drawing Class!
Intermediate Drawing 2 Class

If you have learned all the basics in a beginners drawing class, perhaps you are ready to move up to an intermediate class. Here you will work more on adding finesse to your drawings and paying closer attention to detail, perspective, proportions, shading, blending, composition, contrast. You will work in pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink and explore more fully the different papers that are available for drawing, and what a difference they can make to your final artwork. You will work from still lives and photos.

What to bring: A small sketchbook for daily practice (5”x 8” is fine). Fine tip black markers, a set of drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, hard white eraser, black and white charcoal, sharpener, and paper stumps for blending. Bring a selection of drawing papers in your choice of colors to class, at least 9" x 12". Some great papers are: plate or vellum bristol board, Canson Mi-Teintes, Stonehenge, Strathmore, Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper. Large sheets can be folded and torn into smaller sheets. Check these out online if you are not sure where to find them, at

Class starts: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, and runs 5 weeks, 10:30 to 1:30 pm. Cost is $135.00.
To hold your spot please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865.
Phone: 603-382-3397

Class will be taught by Revelle Taillon, member of the Seacoast Artist Association. She holds a BFA in graphic design and illustration, runs her own design/illustration studio, and has been teaching art for 4 years.

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